C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 191674.281804h 06m 35s+50° 21’ 04”
StarHIP 189236.93104h 03m 22s+48° 50’ 27”
StarHIP 185468.46303h 58m 02s+48° 43’ 59”
StarHIP 193188.024804h 08m 27s+49° 53’ 00”
StarHIP 184535.24903h 56m 36s+50° 41’ 44”
StarHIP 182125.650403h 53m 38s+48° 39’ 02”
StarHIP 186377.362603h 59m 21s+48° 45’ 43”
StarHIP 188148.175204h 01m 54s+49° 55’ 35”
StarHIP 190948.666204h 05m 36s+50° 45’ 34”
StarHIP 183198.247603h 54m 58s+48° 48’ 20”
StarHIP 187408.691804h 00m 50s+48° 14’ 38”
StarHIP 188088.04304h 01m 49s+50° 38’ 17”
StarHIP 183536.826403h 55m 24s+49° 02’ 26”
StarHIP 182828.003403h 54m 35s+49° 45’ 07”
StarHIP 182958.825603h 54m 44s+50° 20’ 47”
StarHIP 180618.554603h 51m 37s+49° 47’ 05”
StarHIP 193566.94204h 08m 47s+50° 12’ 01”
StarHIP 189048.920404h 03m 08s+50° 36’ 17”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS)

Astronomy databases

This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:

  1. The Digitized Sky Survey, a photographic survey of the whole sky created using images from different telescopes, including the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain
  2. The Hipparcos Star Catalogue, containing more than 100.000 bright stars
  3. The PGC 2003 Catalogue, containing information about 1 million galaxies
  4. The GSC 2.3 Catalogue, containing information about more than 2 billion stars and galaxies
Please see the acknowledgements section.

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